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Associate Close-Up: Dawn Zindel, Director of Tapestries®

We recently sat down with the Director of Tapestries® Memory Care at The Shores to learn more about her life and the passion she has for senior care services. These are her words:   1Q: What is your name and position? 1A: My name is Dawn Zindel and I am the Director of Tapestries® at The …

Over 60? These 6 Eye Care Tips are For You!

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Eye Care Month, so the team at our assisted living community is sharing their best eye health tips for people over 60! Eye tests, eye tests, eye tests. We’re sure you’ve heard it countless times, but your annual eye examination is one of the most important and effective things you can do …

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James Scalese Commissioned to Lead United Methodist Communities at Pitman

What is commissioning? Commissioning not only authorizes a leader for specific duties, it celebrates, recognizes, and encourages the high performing team behind him. A Service of Commissioning and Blessing for James Scalese, executive director of United Methodist Communities at Pitman, occurred on January 8 at the Pitman United Methodist Church in Pitman, New Jersey. As …

How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the USA, with 5.7 million Americans living with the condition according to the latest Alzheimer’s Association research. Early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is critical to managing the health of a patient and could save up to $7.9 trillion in medical care and costs. …

Celebrating the Festive Season with Your Loved One in Hospice

The holiday season can be especially difficult for families with a loved one in hospice, making a traditional time of celebration touched with sadness. However, there are still many ways — and reasons — to feel joy through the festive season. Your Hospice Team is there to Help You Celebrate  The central focus for hospice …

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Testimonials to Marketing Excellence

United Methodist Communities is the recipient of three 2018 MarCom Awards, an international creative competition recognizing outstanding marketing and communications professionals. The inspirational video, The Abundant Life – The Body Builder, took Platinum. It portrays George Campbell, an 85+ year-old resident of United Methodist Communities at Bishop Taylor, who maintain a regular fitness routine. Journey …

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United Methodist Communities Earns McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Silver Award

Software tool positively influences resident safety United Methodist Communities won Silver in the Safety category of the Senior Living track from McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for the benefits of RL Solutions, an online adverse event reporting software tool, which benefits resident safety and health. Implemented in 2016, associates throughout all its full-service and affordable …

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Creating Experiences Gala Benefits Ocean City Community

On Friday, October 12, over 200 people attended Creating Experiences, a gala in support of United Methodist Communities (UMC) at The Shores. Held at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, the event raised $130,000 from live and silent actions, sponsors and gala admission. The proceeds will support planned physical changes to The Shores’ …

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United Methodist Communities at The Shores Comfort Matters® Accreditation Announced

After a 13 month-long implementation process, Tapestries, a memory care neighborhood of United Methodist Communities at The Shores , is now a Comfort Matters® accredited provider for persons with dementia. Internationally recognized, Comfort Matters® is a philosophy, care practice and an evidence-based program which offers holistic and integrated approaches to improve the quality of care and quality of life for persons experiencing dementia. It was developed at …